Criminal Justice Series: Culture in Colorado Courts

| 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO

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Legal culture encompasses norms among attorneys, judges and other court personnel that govern how cases are handled and how participants behave in courtroom proceedings. Court culture pervades all aspects of criminal (and civil) court operations and impacts processes and priorities, including judicial independence and effective advocacy, as well as outcomes in case processing time, plea bargaining and charging decisions, and constitutional interpretations of the law.

Join us to hear the inside perspectives of Denver District Attorney Beth McCann and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Kirsch on court culture. Learn more about how the landscape and demography of Colorado shape challenges faced by each of their offices and discover how courts are managing substantive problems like juvenile offenders, drug crimes and violent crime.

Reception at 5 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.